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Wines & Spirits Education

It’s one thing to truly enjoy wines and spirits. It’s another thing to be an expert. We are pleased to offer the industry’s most recognized courses by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust taught by our own team of Trusted Experts.

April 2017
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM     Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store Calgary
Contact: Mike Shaddock 403-296-1640, mike@willowpark.net

A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines and spirits for those working in the industry or wine and spirit enthusiasts.

For individuals seeking a core understanding of wines, this qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo. 

What you'll learn:

-How wine is made

-What factors influence wine style

-The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics

-The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown

-The production of sparkling, sweet, and fortified wines

-Label terminology

-Food and wine pairing principles

-The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made

This qualification is assessed by a mulitple choise paper of 50 questions.

Course delivered over three Sunday classes 10 - 5pm

$899.00

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